L’oscar London: Decadence By Design With Its Oscar Wilde-Inspired Interiors

L’oscar London is a boutique hotel built in what was once a Baroque-style Baptist church. Designed by Jacques Garcia, the hotel is inspired by Oscar Wilde and evokes a typically non-English style interior. L’oscar embraces Parisian theatrical motifs; from doors adorned with stylized peacocks, a mirrored counter at the center of the hotel’s Baptist Bar, hollow-stem Champagne glasses, butterfly wing taps, an eclectic range of art pieces scattered around the hotel, to the restaurant staff’s Edwardian handbags.

Located near Covent Garden, L’oscar is an ideal jumping-off point to enjoy the city with the Holborn tube station right across the street. Guests have access to a range of luxury boutiques, restaurants and cultural hotspots including Soho, Theatreland, the British Museum and the Royal Opera House, all within walking distance of the hotel.

L’oscar has 39 rooms and suites decadently designed in jewel tones and gold, featuring heated floors, anti-steam mirrors and rainforest showers in the bathrooms, hardwood floorings, as well as yoga mats and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Some suites have furniture salvaged from the original building and guests are treated to a butler service.

Though the hotel offers few on-site facilities, like a pool or fitness center, it does offer two well-appointed restaurants. The Café L’oscar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is designed as an homage to Venetian architecture, with mirrored walls decorated with gilded panels and original art, while the Baptist Bar continues Jacques Garcia’s luxurious interiors in the restored octagonal double-height chapel, and serves elegant dishes while the adjoining bar serves up Biblically themed cocktails.

Depending on the time of year, a stay at L’oscar averages from $504 a night for a Superior Room to $2,185 a night for the L’oscar suite. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. Book your stay now.


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